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IT Project: NUPortal Redesign

Project Status

May 15, 2018: The NUPortal redesign is in its pilot phase, and on track for its full launch scheduled for June 15, 2018, when the current NUPortal URL will redirect to the new page. login required

Users are encouraged to begin using the new page now as the project team continues to gather and evaluate community feedback to optimize content for the June rollout.


The NUPortal is a central point of online access for students, faculty, staff, and researchers to Northwestern's enterprise systems. It consolidates access to central and distributed Web-based applications for academic, research, and administrative work. 

The redesigned NUPortal will continue to serve the community by providing centralized access to applications as well as being an aggregation point for support material links.  

Goals and Objectives

The following applications will continue to be available via the NUPortal:

Business Intelligence (Cognos)




Email (OWA and @u.)

Facilities Connect







myHR Learn Support





NU Validate

International Office

Wildcard Office    

Elimination of Duplicate Functionality

Removal of duplicate NUFinancials functionality in the NUPortal will be accompanied with information explaining how to personalize landing pages in NUFinancials.

Migration to Current Technology

The technology used to build the current NUPortal is now obsolete. Migration to current technology reduces security risks and provides that ability to gather usage metrics that can identify opportunities for future improvement.

Streamlined Interface and Navigation

The redesigned NUPortal introduces modern/streamlined navigation consistent with data organization approaches on other Northwestern IT pages. It also introduces consistent Northwestern branding.

Updates to Support Information

NUPortal information has been reviewed with process owners and content managers to ensure that aggregated support materials provide current, relevant information.

Last Updated: 21 May 2018

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